How do we choose whom to trust? The effect of social networks on trust

Federica Alberti, Anna Conte, Daniela Di Cagno, Emanuela Sciubba

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    Abstract

    Our social lives are governed by trust. But how do we choose whom to trust? In this work, based on a laboratory experiment, we explore whether building relationships in a social network increases individuals' level of trust. We find that social interactions direct trust, but their impulse is not sufficiently strong to result beneficial.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherUniversity of Portsmouth
    Number of pages37
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020

    Publication series

    NameWorking Papers in Economics and Finance
    PublisherUniversity of Portsmouth

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